Physical description

Ruks are large eagle-like birds with golden feathers. They have the strength to carry off cattle and horses, and while they lack the weight of a wyvern, they are more nimble and intelligent. They are large enough to carry two riders at once.

The ruks come in a range of different sizes and colours.

Powers and abilities


Ruks have strong relationships with their riders. For example, the relationships between Borte and Arcas and between Sartaq and Kadara. Sartaq has said that his ruk feels more like family to him than his brothers and sisters.




  • The people who ride ruks are called rukhin.


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